20 Sep 2023 14:15

Russia plans to export $45 bln in agricultural products in 2024 - Agriculture Minister

MOSCOW. Sept 20 (Interfax) - Russia plans to export $45 billion in agricultural products in 2024, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said on Wednesday at the government hour in the State Duma.

"Our plan is [to export] $45 billion [in agricultural products] in 2024. I think that we will be able to fulfill it," Patrushev said.

Since the beginning of this year, export revenue is at $31.3 billion, he said. "This is higher than planned. Based on our internal plan, it was expected that there would be about $28 billion as of the current date," he said. "Our products are supplied to 158 countries, and we regularly work to open additional countries, additional markets for our products."

Answering a question from deputies about how plans to increase exports will be implemented in conditions of anti-Russian sanctions, Patrushev said: "Yes, our shipments are affected by the restrictive measures that unfriendly countries impose. Nevertheless, our export volumes have been growing. I hope this trend continues."

As reported, in 2022, Russia exported $41.6 billion in agricultural products.